Dear Samantha and
Here is a poem that sums up much about what I feel about
Patriotism. I hope it is helpful. Please let me know if I can
help further with this project. I will be on vacation for a week
starting tomorrow afternoon but if you leave me an email I will
attend to it when I get back.
Best wishes with the project! It is a wonderful topic.
North Dakota: US
hero lumbered forward,
his sailor hat askew.
He was determined in his mission
to rescue the red, white, and blue.
Tears trickled down his cheeks,
seeing its tattered and soiled state.
A young boy freed “Old Glory”
from beneath a rusted crate.
He held it up to his hero
who clutched it to his chest.
His grandson stood beside him
with his hand across his breast.
The flag lauded freedom for
which their son/father died.
Souls united in being American,
hearts filled with country pride.
Karen O'Leary is a wife,
mother, nurse, and freelance writer from North Dakota. Writing
affords her an outlet for her creativity. Her articles, short
stories, and poetry have appeared in various venues including
SP Quill, Storyteller, Amaze, Beyond Katrina, Purpose, Art
With Words, and Sketchbook.